the (very) explained end of season 5


    The ambitious and highly satisfying ending to season 5 of cobra kai not only saw Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) defeat the snake boss, Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith), but also concluded many of the stories that cobra kai It has counted since the first season. The end of season 5 of cobra kai It was a multi-layered puzzle of enormous complexity, but the big picture was that Terry Silver and his plans to turn Cobra Kai into a worldwide organization had to be stopped. The denouement of the fifth season of cobra kai included references to fans of the Karate Kid movies, but also hinted that the story may continue in cobra kai season 6.

    Terry’s ultimate master plan was to break out of the San Fernando Valley and bring the Cobra Kai to the masses around the world. Silver dreamed of children all over the world being taught the “Way of the Fist,” which was a promise he made to his own sensei, Master Kim Sun-Yung, in the 1970s. To achieve this, Silver wanted enroll Cobra Kai in the Sekai Taikai, the prestigious international karate tournament. But Daniel and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) also enrolled Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang alumni in the race, and all of their dojos were accepted into the Sekai Taikai. After Silver’s new sensei, Kim Da-Eun (Alicia Hannah-Kim), tortured Tory Nichols (Peyton List) using Terry’s “Quicksilver” method, Tory ended up confessing to Samantha LaRusso (Mary Mouser) that Silver did cheating in the All Valley Karate Tournament for Nichols to win the championship. Sam and Tory then teamed up to lead their friends to unmask Silver’s corruption and bring down Cobra Kai in their new Encino dojo.

    Sekai Taikai’s plot was a seed planted for the future because all the paths in the Cobra Kai season 5 finale led to an attack on Terry Silver on multiple fronts. Johnny joined forces with him, Chozen Toguchi (Yuji Okumoto) and Mike Barnes (Sean Kanan) to invade Terry Silver’s house and the Way of the Fist. Meanwhile, Cobra Kai students led by Kenny Payne (Dallas Dupree Young) and Kyler (Joe Seo) banded together to defend their dojo from Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang. Daniel, his wife Amanda (Courtney Henggeler), and Carmen Diaz (Vanessa Rubio), headed to the Cobra Kai dojo with Stingray (Paul Walter Hauser) to save his children. And while all that was going on, John Kreese (Martin Kove) staged a daring prison break. The Cobra Kai season 5 finale, “Head of the Snake,” was glorious, action-packed mayhem, and here’s what it means.

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    Daniel finally defeats Terry Silver and proves that Miyagi-Do is better than Cobra Kai.

    season 5 finale cobra kai was loaded with innumerable karate matches, but the most important confrontation was the rematch between Daniel LaRusso and Terry Silver. This grudge dates back to the events of The Karate Kid Part III, set in 1985, and Silver beating and humiliating LaRusso earlier in Cobra Kai season 5. But this time, with all his students and the LaRusso family watching, Daniel-san proved that he is better than Terry Silver. Terry had already fought (and won) a grueling sword fight with Chozen, and he was worn out, but this turn was fair considering the weakened state Daniel was in when Silver bested him in season 5 episode 4. from Cobra Kai.

    The key to Daniel’s victory over Terry was his recollection of the lessons Silver taught him when LaRusso briefly joined Cobra Kai in The Karate Kid Part III. Memories of Terry’s ruthless “Quick Silver” method and his three rules on how to beat a man helped Daniel use those same tactics on the towering billionaire. Daniel also blocked Terry’s attempt to hit his torso with the “Silver Bullet” punch that he taught Kenny Payne. But ultimately, it was Miyagi-Do’s defensive, counterattacking style that brought Silver down, and Daniel delivered the killing blow by delivering his first crane kick since 1984 to finish off Terry, who was planning to hit LaRusso with Tory Nichols’ All Valley Trophy. LaRusso’s epic victory validated Miyagi-Do and proved to Cobra Kai’s students that his rich sensei’s “Way of the Fist” was not the best way.

    Cobra Kai had 2 traitors (neither was Devon)

    Devon Lee (Oona O’Brien) joined Cobra Kai in season five, but while the finale exposed two traitors, neither was Devon. Mitch (Aedin Mincks) sold his friends to join Cobra Kai because Terry Silver’s outfit had amenities like free merchandise, a juice bar, and girls training at the dojo. He never wanted to leave Cobra Kai to begin with, but simply followed his friends. Tory technically turned on Cobra Kai, but in her mind, she’s not a traitor. Rather, she is loyal to Cobra Kai’s sensei, John Kreese, and Tory just wanted to take down Terry Silver and make her teammates see him as the liar he is to her.

    Kreese’s escape from prison and what it means for Johnny

    Outcast in jail for the entirety of Cobra Kai season 5, John Kreese executed a Hannibal Lecter-esque prison break and re-established himself as the series’ main villain following the defeat of Terry Silver. Kreese was targeted by his fellow inmates, but the cunning sensei turned the tables and turned his tormentors into his followers. Thanks to the clever application of strawberry jelly, which substituted for blood, Kreese faked his own death by shanking. John then attacked the unsuspecting medical staff and escaped from jail by posing as a doctor, using the prison psychiatrist’s ID to break into the locked doors.

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